Rare fancy yellow diamond (4.01ct) VS2 with no flourescence fetched  €45,000- 75,000 at Matthews auction

Auction Results Sheppard’s Masterworks Sale Ming vase discovered at a routine valuation in Blarney achieved €610,000 – almost €500,000 over estimate(...)

Brionvega turntable and speakers, €1,500-€2,000, Adam’s. A white custom-made version once owned by the late pop star David Bowie fetched €300,000 in Sotheby’s in 2016

For the first time in 40 years, vinyl records are set to outstrip the sale of compact discs. Despite the cheaper option of online streaming services s(...)

Sleeper of the Adam’s Asian sale was a Ceylonese ivory casket which sold for €23,000 against an estimate of €1,500- €2,500

Auction results TUESDAY NOVEMBER 5TH John Weldon Temple Bar, Jewellery sale Emerald ring set with diamond shoulders 10.40cts €17,000, antique gold (...)

Presumed Irish, George II Walnut and Rouge Royal marble wine cooler (1740) achieved $43,750 through Sotheby's

Auction results Sotheby’s New York Furniture Silver and Ceramic Sale Irish Silver Salver, John Hamilton $12,500, Rare Irish silver octagonal sugar b(...)

Brutalist wallpaper  is probably too much for a full room, but would make a striking and bold feature wall

Brutalism may not strike many people as a thing of beauty, though there’s a newfound respect for its sometimes breathtaking style. Surely it’s still a(...)

Elizabeth Magill with her work. Photograph: Hugo Glendinning

Can you ever have such a thing as too much beauty? Elizabeth Magill thinks you can. “Yeah, absolutely,” the artist laughs, describing how she treats a(...)

Mary Heffernan adores the portraits of her two children. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

An assistant principal officer of the OPW with responsibility for many national historic properties, Mary Heffernan has been with the State agency for(...)

Patricia Burns’s Dark #1 (2014)

View Kerlin Gallery, Dublin **** Eye of Shark Lismore Castle Arts, Co Waterford **** The View referred to in the title of (...)

A detail from Cartoonist, City, Winter by Una Sealy

The Royal Hibernian Academy was founded in 1823 and it has experienced some tricky moments in its subsequent history. On occasion, its very survival h(...)